- Get your bearings with an outline map of the Orkney parishes.
- Use the online maps at National Library of Scotland to find where your forebears lived.
- Try the Gazeteer for Scotland for historical and more modern information.
- Orkneyjar – history, folklore and traditions of Orkney
- Orkney Library and Archive – resources for family and local history; lots of photos online
- Orkney Family History Society
- The Genuki page on Orkney (NB not updated for several years)
- Kist o Riches (Tobar an Dualchais) – stories, songs and other oral recordings
- If you have links with North Walls or Brims (island of Hoy) check my page
- Listen to some Orkney dialect or some Orkney music
Planning a visit to explore your Orkney family history?
- Accommodation, travel etc – try Visit Orkney or Undiscovered Scotland and others
- Guided tours – Orkney Tourist Guides Association. I was at school with Great Orkney Tours
- Orkney Communities – news and events
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